Berlin Lecture with Prof. Frédéric Docquier: Climate Change and Migration

03.12.2019 at 18:00

We would like to cordially invite you to our annual Berlin Lecture on the topic "Climate Change and Migration", which takes place on December 03, 2019 starting at 6pm. The Berlin Lecture aims at bringing together guests from the fields of science, politics, the media landscape and civil society in order to discuss challenges and consequences arising from the interactions of climate change and global migration processes. Based on the latest research findings, we are going to explore trends, driving forces and implications for the economy, politics and society.
For instance, what are the direct and indirect effects of the climate catastrophe on global migration processes according to current scientific knowledge? How are Western industrialised countries affecting migration processes, as well as local processes of mitigation and adaptation? What role does climate change play for migration policies on an international, European and national level?

Prof. Frédéric Docquier, Ph.D., will open the Berlin Lecture with a lecture on the consequences of climate change on local, interregional and international migration movements and on global income inequality. Prof. Frédéric Docquier teaches at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium and at the University of Luxembourg. His work on the new economics of the brain drain and on the causes and consequences of migration from the perspectives of sending and destination countries has made him one of the most renowned and cited migration economists in Europe and worldwide.

Based on this lecture, Cem Özdemir (Die Grünen), H.E. Maria Dizon-De Vega (Ambassador of the Philippines), Caterina Lobenstein (Die Zeit) and Dr. Tadzio Müller (Rosa Luxemburg Foundation) will discuss political, economic and social consequences in a panel discussion. Prof. Dr. Herbert Brücker (BIM) will moderate the evening.

The lecture and the panel discussion will be held in English.
The event will take place in the Heilig-Geist-Kapelle in the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Humboldt-University of Berlin (Spandauer Straße 1, 10178 Berlin).

As there is only a limited number of seats available, please register at

in the Faculty of Economic Sciences
Spandauer Straße 1
10178 Berlin